Dec
13
Sun
Happy Holidays from the Phil!
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm

Ring in the holidays with the spirited sounds of the brass and percussion sections of the Boulder Phil! From “Deck the Halls” to music for Hanukkah, Gabrieli to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” this colorful and wide-ranging program is sure to leave you in the holiday spirit.

Program will include:
  • Carol of the Bells
  • A Celebration of Hanukkah
  • Christmas Day 
  • Deck the Halls
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Jubilate Deo 
  • Patapan/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
  • The Toymaker 
  • Wassail Song


Note: This program will be available to watch on-demand through December 27.  It is a special event, separate from the season membership package. 

This is a digital event offered to the community – please give what you can to support our mission and musicians!



Jan
23
Sat
Zuill and Zwilich Digital Concert
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm

Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey returns to Boulder for the first of two programs with the Phil. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s new concerto, written for Zuill, is full of playful jazz and pop influences. We’re pleased to present the premiere of a chamber-sized revision of the concerto, mirroring the instrumentation of one of the great chamber works in the repertoire, Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

RACHMANINOFF Vocalise, for cello and piano
Zuill Bailey, cello
Michael Butterman, piano
ZWILICH Cello Concerto (chamber version)
Zuill Bailey, cello
SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout”
with guests Zuill Bailey, cello and Jennifer Hayghe, piano

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Feb
13
Sat
Mozart & Mendelssohn Digital Concert
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein conducts a string quintet orchestration of Mozart’s famous Piano Concerto No. 21, with the lovely second movement memorably used in the film, Elvira Madigan. The richly diverse evening opens with two sentimental beauties by American trailblazer, Scott Joplin, and concludes with the iconic Mendelssohn Octet.

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

JOPLIN Solace
JOPLIN Bethena
MOZART/LACHNER Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
MENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings for E-flat Major, Op. 20

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Mar
13
Sat
A Celebration of Cello
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm

Cello-bration! A night for cello lovers, featuring a unique double-cello work along with Schumann’s moving Cello Concerto reimagined for chamber forces as the composer had planned to do, but did not live to complete. The program also includes a charming triple-violin work by the Phil’s own Paul Trapkus and concludes with Wagner’s sublime Siegfried Idyll – a musical love letter to his wife, Cosima

Michael Butterman, conductor
Zuill Bailey, cello

DEBUSSY/SCHOENBERG Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
SCHUMANN/LASSER Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Zuill Bailey, cello
TRAPKUS Trio for 3 Violins
SOLLIMA Violencelles, Vibrez!
Zuill Bailey, cello
Charles Lee, cello
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

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Apr
3
Sat
The Soldier’s Tale
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm

Stravinsky reinvented his compositional approach in the aftermath of WWI and the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 – distilling the opulence and intricacy of his early works into an intimate, condensed style. L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) is a theatrical work “to be read, played, and danced” and takes on an intimacy that suits the moralizing message of the drama: greed leads to ruin. We’re delighted to collaborate with our friends in the CU Department of Theater and Boulder Ballet to present this unique program.

Michael Butterman, conductor
STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale

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